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Today's News

  • Missing Heath Springs man found in Missouri

    A Heath Springs man reported missing Monday evening was located overnight nearly 750 miles away in Missouri.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in locating 75-year-old Bobby Baker Monday night, saying he’d last been seen driving his red 2005 Chevrolet farm truck about 11:30 a.m. in the area of McIlwain Road.

  • Group prays for city’s young men

    A small group gathered Sunday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse to pray for youth in the community in light of the recent shootings.
    Organizer Jose Gonzalez, a member of New Horizon Community Church, said a prayer and talked briefly to the eight people attending about making a positive impact on young people.
    “We are going to pray for our town, for people to unite,” Gonzalez said, noting there is “friction” in the community. “We’re going to especially pray for the youth of this town.”

  • Burglars clean out Heath Springs shop owner

    A Heath Springs man lost more than $14,000 worth of automobile parts and equipment, tools and other items last month in burglaries of his home and shops at 701 Coldstream Road.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the property owner said he noticed the first burglary on July 24. It had occurred over the weekend.
    The man said he and his brother put up a trail camera in case the thieves came back, but when he returned on July 28, the thieves had struck again, stealing the camera along with other items.

  • McKittrick toes the line

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior Dalton McKittrick puts it on the line.

    The 6-4, 255-pounder has been doing that for three years and he’s looking forward to number four with the Volunteers this season.

    McKittrick heads the Volunteers’ line play on defense and offense.

    He’s in his fourth season as a defensive line starter and third in the offensive trenches.

  • USC suspends former ILHS player Felder

    University of South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder, who played one season of basketball at Indian Land High School, has been suspended indefinitely from the Gamecocks men’s basketball program and will not attend classes this fall, USC  basketball coach Frank Martin announced Wednesday.

    Felder, according to Richland County court records, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery. He was released on personal recognizance, court records show.

  • Junior golf stars set for Todd tournament

    The Lancaster Junior Golf Association all-stars will look to earn more recognition as they play in the annual SC Junior Golf Association Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter, led by director Raymon Chisom, will field 11 all-stars for the two-day tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

    Nick Mangano, who won the boys 15-18 age division and the LJGA chapter’s player of the year, leads the Lancaster contingent.

  • ‘Big E’ heads return of the Picks

    There’s a “Big E” sighting in today’s Lancaster News.

    That’s Ern, not Elvis.

    Ernie “Big E” Rowell heads The Lancaster News’ fearless forecasters as the annual Pigskin Picks returns for a new season.

    Ern earned his 2016 title by a mere two games over football fanatic Lori Sistare “Bright,” the News’ advertising sale team leader.

  • Bear Hug Brawl set for Saturday

    The high school football spotlight will quickly shift to the Lancaster County junior varsity football teams Saturday morning.

    The sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium is set for a 10:10 a.m. start.

    The varsity season launches tonight at Buford High where Lancaster faces Indian Land, and then moves to the jayvee squads Saturday.

    Jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster to kick off play.

    Andrew Jackson faces Indian Land in the second period at 11 a.m.

  • LSS hosts SECA Crates Late Models double mains

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting the SECA Crate Late Models double main events Saturday night.

    Qualifying will determine the first main event. After the first main event, the top six will be inverted for the second main event.

    Both races will be paying $600 to win, with a $100 new winner bonus in both mains.

    The LSS card will also feature the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4 with a $200 new winner bonus in all divisions.

    The pits admission is $25 and $15 for the grandstands.

  • Column: Apostles were protected by God

    In Acts 5, the wonder-working apostles won multitudes to Christ, but the jealous rulers of the Jews rose up to oppose them. They arrested and jailed all the apostles, but God intervened by sending one of his angels by night to open the prison doors and lead them out. 

    He then told them: "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." The next morning they resumed teaching the people there.